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Gavaskar picks Kohli-Rohit combo for WC opener

This suggestion finds its roots in the ongoing debate surrounding Kohli's ideal batting position in the T20 format.

News Arena Network - Mumbai - UPDATED: June 4, 2024, 12:39 AM - 2 mins read

Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma,  Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar.

Gavaskar picks Kohli-Rohit combo for WC opener

Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma, Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar.


Lchas stirred the pot regarding India's batting order for the upcoming T20 World Cup opener against Ireland.

 

He proposes an aggressive approach, suggesting Virat Kohli partner Rohit Sharma at the top, with young talent Yashasvi Jaiswal slotting in at number three.

 

This suggestion finds its roots in the ongoing debate surrounding Kohli's ideal batting position in the T20 format. Traditionally a middle-order mainstay in limited-overs cricket, Kohli's phenomenal IPL season, where he amassed a staggering 741 runs at an average exceeding 61 and a strike rate over 154, has fueled discussions about a potential opening role.

 

On Star Sports, Gavaskar unveiled his preferred batting order, prioritizing an attacking start with the Kohli-Rohit duo at the helm, followed by Jaiswal at number three.

 

His picks extend beyond the batting line-up, with Rishabh Pant getting the nod for wicketkeeping duties over Sanju Samson, and Mohammed Siraj edging out left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh.

 

Elaborating on his choices, Gavaskar stated, "Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to open the batting along with Yashasvi Jaiswal at three."

 

He continued, outlining the remaining batting order: "Suryakumar Yadav at four, Rishabh Pant at five. At number six, I would have Hardik Pandya, number seven would be Ravindra Jadeja, number eight, not necessarily in that batting order, Shivam Dube. Number nine Kuldeep Yadav, number 10 Jasprit Bumrah and number 11 will be Siraj."

 

India will face Ireland on Wednesday before locking horns with arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday. Gavaskar's suggestions offer an intriguing alternative for the team management to consider as they strive for T20 World Cup glory.

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